My, Spoon is Too Big

Last night, Toby Joe, Missy, Gerry and I went to the Warsaw to see Mary Timony, American Music Club and Spoon. For an excellent recap of a recap of The Live Music show click here.

Toby Joe almost got into a fight with the entire O.C. Fan club. The two girls in front of us spoke about emailing boys the entire time AMC was on (the band I most wanted to see) and would clap wildly between songs. Pretty arrogant of them to clap at their own conversations. The sound at The Warsaw leaves a LOT to be desired. But, man, they have one kickin’ disco ball.

I have said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, I really have to give some of this crap up which is why I left during Spoon’s fourth song.

People don’t talk during piano recitals, do they? Missy told us that doesn’t happen. Why do folks feel the need to do so during other music shows? What happen?

Hey music-goers everywhere: SHUT THE HELL UP.

18 Comments

  1. I blogged about the exact same thing.

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  2. This is why you bring me with you to shows. I am not opposed to whapping people on the back on the head.

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  3. Every show I have gone to in the last couple of years has found me standing next to the talkers. I am puzzled to say the least. Downright pissy with my librarian “shhhhh’s”. And occasionally I just have to say, “Shut the fuck up or go to the lobby or a Starbuck’s or anywhere but the middle of a music show, especially standing in front of me blocking the view with your big dumb head!” What the hell is up with that?

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  4. I really haven’t got a clue. We were really trying to figure it out last night, too. Its it a generational thing? I have no idea. Is it what Toby Joe said and that many of us are aware of the fact that in our history had we spoken during any of the older punk rock shows we’d have gotten the shit kicked out of us? Again, no clue. I wish I understood. More importantly, I wish I could get the word out and really get folks to shut up or stay home. :[

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  5. I wish this was my problem at shows. Ususally I end up next to the drunk fat chick who is dancing like she auditioning for the role that Courtney cox had in the Bruce Springsteen video, only she is sweaty and keeps bumping into me, burning me with her toothpick sized joint..or I’ll be next to machismo boy who’s spent the last 20 minutes preparing himself for the fight he will eventually get into with someone who will mosh into him. Yes I said mosh. Unfortunately Texas hasn’t gotten the message that moshing isn’t necessary at a Dashboard Confessional show. Speaking of which, I would almost be fine with all of the above if people wouldn’t sing along at shows. I came to see the artist not the “Im your biggest fan and know all your songs” remix. I remember this Dashboard Confessional show I went to that might as well been a karaoke contest.

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  6. pagers/cell-phones/gameboys/mp3 players/iPods/Nannos/textmessaging etc……kids these days can multi-task, not like us old farts who like to sit down with a coffe and read the paper(for me, that’s multitasking!!!)

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  7. Gerry and I stood next to a guy who added his own percussion by clapping his own rhythm to nearly every Spoon song. Evil death stares were lost on him. Or, he simply didn’t care.
    Zac, speaking of singing along, I once saw Sunny Day Real Estate and the guy next to me sang along at the top of his lungs to every song.

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  8. how was marry timony? i didn’t even know she was alive still.

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  9. If you didn’t live in NYC, your standard cigarette would come in mighty handy. I remember using one to great advantage at a Courtney Love show many years ago. Why is it that these annoying folk, esp. girls, always hate smoking. I just blew every inch of my cig dirlectly into her jabbering pie hole till she rolled her eyes and moved. I was the victor! I’m pretty sure crazy Courtney would have approved, too.

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  10. Why, sian, that’s actually brilliant. I guess we could substitute the word “smoke” with “beer fart”.

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  11. Michele just showed her beer-fart prowess. She’s a master attacker. Drunken monkey style, indeed.

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  12. LIES! ALL LIES!

    We do not discuss farting in this household. that was a rule put in place by the Toby Joe himself.
    The ONLY Toby Joe Commandment: Thou shall not discuss bathroom talk and/or anything having to do with bathroom behavior with anyone at anytime. If thou shall break this holy rule (ha! holy.) thou shall be reduced to monkey.

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  13. P.S. Jon, she was OK. Most of the people there were sitting on the floor when she played. I think they were eating kielbasa and sauerkraut at the time. I’m not kidding.

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  14. Thats sad that she was just ok. she used to be fucking amazing. I was always pissed that Liz Phair got big off of the fake man hating thing, while no one paid attention to mary timony who was a way more talented guitar player and songwriter.

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  15. amen, sister. i HATE when people talk or behave in an otherwise distracting and disrespectful manner during a performance of ANY KIND.

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  16. i love mark eitzel.
    i miss you guys.
    saw the hold steady and the constantines sat nite.
    loads of fun but tough on my liver.

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  17. my wife and i went to this show and i know exactly what you mean. we stood next to three girls who just yammered on and on during AMC’s set. at one point, they were even making fun of the way eitzel sang. they were also making fun of my wife, who was dancing; not #1 fan dancing, just dancing. three songs in, i went over to them and got them to cut the shit. these are the same girls who looked visibly repulsed when eitzel talked about coming out of the closet. after that it was an awesome show!

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